Re: The Welterweight Division...who's next
The same thing happened at light weight when BJ got beat, all of a sudden the division was wide open. Now that GSP has had some time off everything looks a lot more competitive at welter. I'm sure the same thing would at MW if Silva should retire.
Hendricks has looked great lately, he made Fitch and Koscheck both look well past it.
Kampmann I have some difficulty with, as someone said above, when he's on he looks awesome, but when he's having a hard night it's like it's life and death. He'd all but lost to Alves before Thiago snatched defeat from the jaws of victory and threw his neck into a perfect guillotine. He was nearly finished by Ellenberger but had a brilliant comeback.
Diaz is a peanut. He can fight, but he's done his career so much harm with his personal life and his behaviour he'd be an absolutely horrible champion. And as it turns out all it takes is a mobile stand up guy that can stick to a solid game plan to frustrate him and shut him down.
MacDonald has looked great and he's got plenty of time on his side to grow and improve.